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March 01, 2017

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Economic Development
Plugging into economic development: A story about teamwork
The recipe for economic development – attracting more business and industry to a region – has an increasingly important ingredient: electricity. Once a straightforward utility service, electric service is now a nuanced element of economic success. Electricity may not be not top-of-mind for some people, so it may be easy to...
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January 11, 2017

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Economic Development
Team aims to help businesses discover unique advantages of Minnesota
Great River Energy supports businesses across a wide variety of industries throughout Minnesota due to its diverse service territory, which ranges from the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities to the Arrowhead region to the north and the agricultural communities to the south. The state has not only abundant natural resources...
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January 05, 2017

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Breaking the code of a bright future
Kids learning to program computers, really? Well, it happened recently at Rippleside Elementary. The week of Dec. 5 was Computer Science Education Week when students from kindergarten-sixth grade were exposed to coding during Jenny Mickelson’s technology time. Computer programming, often referred to as coding, is a digital literacy skill that has...
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November 01, 2016

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Economic Development
Co-ops collaborating to bring broadband to rural communities
Electric cooperatives turned the lights on for many rural residents who were left in the dark until the 1930s. Now they plan to connect members to the world through broadband deployment in those same communities. A federal court last year defined broadband as a utility – ranking it as essential as...
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October 04, 2016

Category:
Economic Development
Column: What’s in your tool box?
Tools are the cornerstone to any development success. How does a carpenter begin to build a house? Even if it is with the most basic hand tools, any development progress requires the use of a variety of tools and resources. Likewise, how can we build economic vitality in our communities without...
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